Credit Calendar

For information on recertification meetings and credits, contact Megan Patterson at 207-287-8804 or megan.l.patterson@maine.gov.

For information on recertification meetings and credits for potato growers in the Aroostook County, contact UMCE-Presque Isle at 207-760-9IPM or 207-760-9476.

CREDIT CALENDAR
TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
DATE
PROGRAM
SUITABLE FOR
August 22, 2018 - August 23, 2018Maine Farm Days 2018.

Misty Meadow Farm, 308 Hill Road, Clinton

9:00am-4:00pm

4 credits available each day

Agenda

All Private and Ag Basic applicators
August 25, 2018 - Pests, Disease and Deficiencies.

This lecture will cover properly identifying and diagnosing plant issues, nutrient deficiencies, and understanding how to properly manage a response.

Where: Coastal Botanical Gardens

When: August 25, 2018 from 1-4pm

To register visit: https://reservations.mainegardens.org/Policies.aspx

Approved for 2 credits



Outdoor ornamental
September 4, 2018 - Managing Maine's Invasive Plants and Insects.

Patten Free Library Community Room, 33 Summer St, Bath

6:30pm

Speaker Nancy Olmsted, invasive plant biologist, Maine Natural Areas Program, will share information about community and statewide efforts to control invasive plants and insects.

Sponsored by Kennebec Estuary Land Trust

Approved for one credit



All Private and Ag Basic applicators
September 8, 2018 - Northern Maine Rural Living Day.

Houlton Civic Center & Fair Grounds

9:00am-3:00pm

5 sessions approved for credit; attendees may earn up to 3 credits

Agenda

Ag Plant, All Private and Ag Basic applicators
September 12, 2018 - Invasive Forest Pest Program.

Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Rd, Topsham

5:00-7:00pm

Sponsored by Androscoggin Valley Soil and Water Conservation District

Approved for 2 credits

Agenda

Forestry
September 13, 2018 - Management of American Beech.

Management of American Beech: Treating diseased beech, while retaining quality smooth bark genetics.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Ashland, Maine

Agenda: http://mesaf.org/2018%20Field%20Tours/BeechFlyerFinal2May31_18.pdf

Online registration: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07efeb5f8z6e60d12b&oseq=&c=&ch=

Entire course approved for 3 credits



Forestry
September 13, 2018 - Invasive Forest Pest Program.

NRCS Lewiston Field Office, 254 Goddard Rd, Lewiston

1:00-3:00pm

Sponsored by Androscoggin Valley Soil and Water Conservation District

Approved for 2 credits

Agenda

Forestry
November 7, 2018 - November 8, 2018The Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo.

Boxboro Regency Hotel- Boxborough, MA

November 7-8, 2018

The Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo will feature educational sessions on starting hydroponic leafy greens and herb production on November 7, 2018.

For more info visit: https://www.negreenhouse.org/schedule.html



Greenhouse, Vegetable, All Private and Ag Basic applicators
Throughout the year Safety Works! Maine Department of Labor. Respirator and hazard communication classes approved for credits. All other classes considered on a case-by-case basis. Schedule on-line
For more information, contact Maine DOL 207-623-7900 or toll-free 1-877-SAFE-345 (1-877-723-3345).
All Applicators

Throughout the Year

Food Industry Sanitation Auditors Seminars. Locations all over the US. Information and registration details at: Food Industry Sanitation Auditors or contact Paul Laughlin at 913-782-6399 or info@fisaconsulting.com. Many credits

Food Processing & Fumigation

Throughout the Year

U-Mass Green School, Conferences and Workshop Calendar

Turf, Outdoor & Indoor Ornamental

ONLINE & HOME STUDY


COURSES APPROVED IN OTHER NEW ENGLAND STATES

(Also automatically approved for Maine credits)

New Hampshire
http://nh.gov/agric/pesticide_control/documents/FLIPPINGFILE_019.pdf
Massachusetts
http://www.mass.gov/agr/pesticides/licensing/pace/pace_courses.htm
Vermont
http://www.vermontagriculture.com/ARMES/pestcreditsschedule.htm
Connecticut
http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2710&q=324294
http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2710&q=324272
Rhode Island
http://www.uri.edu/cels/ceoc/ceoc_programs_pat.html
VIDEOTAPES

 

If you cannot attend any of above programs, you can earn up to two credits per recertification period for Private and Commercial Operator Applicators and up to three for Commercial Masters by renting and viewing videotapes.

Approved tapes are available from the Penobscot County Soil and Water Conservation District office in Bangor. To earn credit you must request the quiz for recertification when renting the tape; complete the quiz and return it to the Board of Pesticides Control, 28 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0028.

You must score at least 80% on the quiz to receive credit. The quizzes are multiple choice and true/false questions. If you watch the entire video, the quiz should be easy to complete. One credit is given for each hour of video tape viewed.

To rent the tapes contact the Farm Video Center at Penobscot County SWCD at 207-990-3676 (press #3 after the initial recording to get the SWCD). You can also get more information on their Web site.